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Klay Thompson | Guard

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: Washington State
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Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr said that Klay Thompson (ankle) will no longer be with a hard minutes limit, but he would still like to keep at around 25-30 minutes.
Basically, if the Warriors can get another blowout tonight expect to see Klay on the bench early. That being said, even if Klay is held to the lower-end of the minutes spectrum, that's still plenty of time for him to produce quality statistics for his fantasy teams, and remains a must-start guy every time he's in uniform. Get him active. Mar 27 - 6:49 PM

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Klay Thompson (ankle) was on a 25-minute limit during his return on Tuesday, but he still scored 16 points (6-of-13 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs) with two boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

Thompson wasn't even expected to play tonight until his status rapidly improved during the afternoon, so this is all gravy for owners relying on him in fantasy playoffs. He added one 3-pointer without any turnovers in 24 minutes and should see his playing time slowly increase during Golden State's games on Friday (at Memphis), Saturday (at Milwaukee) and Tuesday (at the Clippers).
Mar 25 - 1:21 AM

Klay Thompson (ankle) will likely play around 25 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Blazers.

Thompson said that he felt good after playing 18 minutes vs. the Wizards on Monday, and his owners can feel free to plug him in to active lineups despite the light workload. There is always a chance that the Warriors decide to rest him for a game or two down the stretch, so his owners should keep a close eye on the injury report.
Mar 24 - 9:09 PM

Klay Thompson (ankle) said he felt good after Monday's game against the Wizards.

While Thompson played just 18 minutes in Monday's blowout win over the Wizards, his comments after the game should make fantasy owners feel better. "It felt good," Thompson said of his ankle. "I'm excited to be back, and just it's good to feel no pain and just be healthy." While Steve Kerr may elect to rest Thompson at times down the stretch, he's still a must-start option for his ability to rack up three-pointers in bunches.
Source: ESPN
Mar 24 - 11:02 AM

Klay Thompson (ankle) returned to action in the Warriors' 107-76 blowout win over the Wizards on Monday, playing just 18 minutes with eight points on 3-of-9 shooting (no threes), one board, three assists and one steal.

Thompson might have hurt a few owners tonight but the good news is that he returned to action early and didn't need to exert himself tonight. In fact, that's the biggest factor in his dud, and the rest of the box score wasn't exactly kind to folks either. Stephen Curry survived with 24 points, five treys, five boards, six assists and two steals, but everybody else was limited by the bench being emptied. Steve Kerr said he "didn't think" he'd rest anybody on Tuesday's road back-to-back against Portland, leaving the door open to do exactly that.
Mar 24 - 1:00 AM

Klay Thompson (ankle) will play against the Wizards on Monday.

He is going to have around a 25-minute limit tonight in his first game back. Thompson has been jogging since Wednesday and should be close to 100 percent while he's out there. Start him. Meanwhile, Justin Holiday and Leandro Barbosa can be dropped in most leagues unless you want to use them on Tuesday and have a matchup acquisition limit per week.
Mar 23 - 9:39 PM

Klay Thompson (ankle) will likely have a 25-minute limit against the Wizards on Monday.

He will start and likely play like four six-minute stretches or so in his first game back. Justin Holiday will move to the bench while Leandro Barbosa will lose touches as well. Thompson should be starting in all leagues.
Mar 23 - 8:47 PM

Klay Thompson (ankle) has been upgraded to probable to play against the Wizards on Monday.

He was doubtful about 90 minutes ago and now it sounds like he'll have a chance to play. Thompson has been able to jog since Wednesday and could be close to 100 percent even though he was expected to be out until Tuesday. Looking ahead, the Warriors have a road-road back-to-back set coming up on Friday and Saturday, so Klay and company could rest one of those games, too. With Thompson close to a return, Justin Holiday and Leandro Barbosa are less appealing.
Mar 23 - 2:44 PM

Klay Thompson (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Wizards on Monday.

That means Justin Holiday should again the draw the start, and he's averaging 10.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.5 triples on 48.5 percent shooting over four games in that role. It will also mean more minutes for Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala, and it would seem as if Thompson's status for Tuesday's game is in doubt as well with the Warriors off until Friday after that.

Klay Thompson (ankle) was limited to shooting flat-footed jumpers during Thursday's practice.

The Warriors are not going to rush Thompson back, so he'll remain sidelined for at least Friday's game vs. the Pelicans, as well as Saturday's game vs. the Jazz. While he's out, Justin Holiday will start with Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala taking on a larger role with the offense. Iggy put up a season-high 21 points on Wednesday, so he looks like the guy to own out of the three.

Klay Thompson (ankle) did some jogging on Wednesday.

The Warriors probably won't be rushing him back, but he's likely going to be out for seven days and not 10. We would still consider him doubtful for Friday and Saturday, but Monday seems like a fair target date in a home game against the red-hot Jazz. Shaun Livington and Jusitn Holiday will benefit most while Stephen Curry should be a monster.
Mar 18 - 10:09 PM

Klay Thompson (right ankle) will be sidelined for 7-10 days according to head coach Steve Kerr.

"Klay’s going to be out. I would say a week or 10 days. Maybe more. Maybe less," said Kerr. "We’ll just reevaluate it in maybe a week or so." Kerr said X-rays were negative, but this is pretty devastating news for fantasy owners fighting to make it through the first week of the playoffs, especially considering Klay has only missed three games over the past four seasons. Kerr said he's considering sliding Justin Holiday into the starting lineup with Klay out, and with per-36-minutes averages of 14.3 points and 2.3 steals per game, Holiday is worth a look in deeper leagues. There will also be more minutes for guys like Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, and Leandro Barbosa, and Stephen Curry will more than likely see his current 28.2 usage rate spike.

Klay Thompson (right ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

Thompson was spotted limping after Monday's game, and although he said he was fine, it appears he's in jeopardy of missing Wednesday's game. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if Thompson is forced to sit, it will open up minutes for guys like Andre Iguodala, Leandro Barbosa, and Justin Holiday, with Iggy offering the most upside. Stay tuned.

Klay Thompson scored 26 points on 10-of-22 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 35 minutes, but tweaked his right ankle during Monday's game.

Thompson was limping after the game but said his ankle was fine, and we're leaving him off the injury list for now. Obviously, owners are going to want to watch the injury report like hawks since the Warriors aren't going to push him at this stage in the season.
Mar 17 - 1:29 AM

Klay Thompson made 9-of-17 from the field for 27 points against the Knicks on Saturday with two rebounds, two assists and six 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

Well, that slump from two weeks ago is over. In his last four, Thompson averaged 25.0 points, 1.8 boards, 2.5 dimes, 0.8 blocks and 4.0 treys on 54.4 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. His offensive game has taken some major strides and increasing his efficiency on pull-ups by over seven percent this season compared to last season has been a big weapon for him. He's also putting up career numbers in all eight major fantasy categories.
Mar 15 - 1:15 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Justin Holiday
3Leandro Barbosa
4Brandon Rush
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David Lee
3Marreese Speights
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic